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chopping chocolate

Yelena | | Nov 6, 2003 02:45 PM

I have an enormous 11 lb. brick of chocolate and am having trouble using it. I have developed a hammer/screwdriver method of making the large block into smaller 1 lb. blocks, but then it's quite difficult to get into pieces small and manageable enough for tempering, etc. I'd been using a cheese grater (the old fashioned kind used for mozzarella, not the microplane kind or the small grade side), but a lot of chocolate melts and the shavings have a tendency to fly all over the place, though the resulting shavings are incredibly easy to use. I was wondering if anyone out there had a better method than my homespun ones borne out of frustration and utility.